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Assange will not leave until assured no US extradition: lawyer

Sydney - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuador embassy in London until it is guaranteed he will avoid extradition to the United States, his lawyer said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Assange says will leave Ecuador embassy in London 'soon'

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange indicated Monday he would leave Ecuador's embassy in London "soon" but his organisation played down the comment, saying he would not depart until there was an agreement with Britain's government.
In the Media by Katherine Haddon (AFP)

13 children among Afghan Sikhs found in UK shipping container

London - The frail survivors found inside a shipping container at a British port at the weekend following a "horrific ordeal" are Sikhs from Afghanistan and include 13 children, police said Sunday.
In the Media by Robin Millard (AFP)

One month to Scottish independence vote, Yes camp in tough fight

Glasgow - With a month to go until Scotland votes on independence from Britain, polls suggest the plan will be defeated, leaving First Minister Alex Salmond and the Yes camp in an uphill battle to secure victory.
In the Media by Katherine Haddon (AFP) - 1 comment

Police complain to BBC over Cliff Richard search

London - South Yorkshire Police complained to the BBC over the broadcaster's coverage of the search carried out at pop star Cliff Richard's home on Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Screaming survivors found in container at UK port

Tilbury - One man was found dead and 34 others still alive in a shipping container on Saturday after staff at a British port heard banging and screaming coming from inside.
In the Media by AFP

S. Africa court rules murder suspect Dewani fit to stand trial

Cape Town - A British millionaire businessman suspected of the 2010 honeymoon murder of his wife in South Africa is fit to stand trial, a Cape Town court ruled on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Singer Cliff Richard denies sex crime after police search

London - Veteran singer Cliff Richard on Thursday strongly denied allegations of sexual impropriety after police investigating an historic claim of abuse against a boy searched one of his properties.
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)

EU urges Gibraltar, Spain to probe cigarette smuggling

Gibraltar - The EU's anti-fraud office on Monday urged Gibraltar and Spain to launch legal action after it found signs that organised crime was behind a rise in cigarette smuggling in southern Spain.
In the Media by AFP

China jails British, US investigators hired by GSK

Beijing - A British investigator once hired by scandal-hit pharmaceutical giant GSK in China was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for breaching privacy laws, a court said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Jagger leads British celebs urging Scots to stay in UK

London - More than 200 British celebrities, including Mick Jagger, Stephen Hawking and Judi Dench, have signed a letter urging Scotland to stick with the United Kingdom in next month's independence referendum.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Malaysian suspects admit killing British students: Police

Kuala Lumpur - Four Malaysian men arrested in connection with the stabbing deaths of two British medical students have confessed to the killings that occurred after an alcohol-fuelled argument, police said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Irish drug smuggler in Peru set for switch to N. Ireland jail

Lima - Peruvian authorities have accepted a request to transfer an Irish woman jailed for attempted cocaine smuggling to a prison back home in Northern Ireland, her lawyer said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

British Muslim minister quits over Gaza policy

London - A Foreign Office minister who was the first Muslim to sit in the British cabinet dramatically resigned on Tuesday over what she called the government's "morally indefensible" policy on Gaza.
In the Media by Katherine HADDON (AFP)

Spain's cold shower for sex and booze resorts

- Wearing only underwear and angel wings, three young women wiggle their hips to entice customers to enter one of the many nightclubs in Magaluf, a Spanish beach resort notorious for its sex and booze excess."We came to get drunk, basically.
In the Media by Anna Cuenca (AFP)

British EU exit better than status quo: London report

London - A report commissioned by London Mayor Boris Johnson has concluded that a British exit from the European Union would be better for the city than remaining in an unreformed EU.
In the Media by AFP

NATO must respond to Russia: Cameron

London - NATO must rethink its long-term relationship with Russia and strengthen the alliance's ability to respond quickly to any threat, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Russia's role central to UK inquiry into Litvinenko death

London - Russia has a case to answer over the poisoning of former spy Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive tea in London, a British judge said Thursday, as he opened a public inquiry into the highly sensitive affair.
In the Media by Katherine Haddon (AFP)

British MPs urge NATO to adjust for Russian 'ambiguous warfare'

London - NATO is not prepared to deal with a military threat from Russia and must adjust to be able to respond to an "unconventional attack", British lawmakers warned on Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Former aide to Britain's Prince Philip charged with sex abuse

London - The former personal assistant of Britain's Prince Philip has been charged with sexually abusing a girl while he was working for the royal family in the 1970s, prosecutors said.
In the Media by AFP

British teacher kidnapped in Yemen is released

London - A British teacher kidnapped in Yemen earlier this year was released safely on Saturday following negotiations by the government in Sanaa, both countries said.
In the Media by AFP

Fake marriages more rife than thought, British MPs warn

London - Sham marriages to win the right to live in Britain are more prevalent than thought and a major risk to immigration control, a group of lawmakers warned on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

France and Britain trade hypocrisy claims over MH17 sanctions

London - Britain and France are trading accusations of hypocrisy over sanctions against Russia in a row that reveals deeper European divisions on how to react to the MH17 disaster, analysts said Wednesday.
In the Media by Danny Kemp (AFP)

British reporter for Russian TV 'captured' by Ukraine: ministry

Moscow - A British journalist reporting for a Russian television channel from conflict-torn eastern Ukraine went missing on Wednesday, with Moscow alleging he and another journalist were captured by Kiev's troops.
In the Media by AFP

No evidence of tampering with MH17 voice recorder: Probe

The Hague - Dutch lead investigators into the shooting down over Ukraine of flight MH17 said Wednesday that data from the cockpit voice recorder was intact and had not been tampered with."The cockpit voice recorder was damaged but the memory module was intact.
In the Media by AFP

Britain still exporting arms to Russia

London - Britain is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, according to a parliamentary report released Wednesday just hours after Prime Minister David Cameron rapped France for selling weapons to Moscow.
In the Media by AFP

Worldwide FGM ban sought at 'Girl Summit'

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Tuesday for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation and child marriage as he launched the first UN-backed "Girl Summit" on issues that affect millions around the globe.
In the Media by Danny Kemp (AFP)

Britain to hold inquiry into ex-spy Litvinenko's death

London - Britain on Tuesday announced a public inquiry to identify those responsible for the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy who accused the Kremlin from his London deathbed of poisoning him with radioactive tea.
In the Media by Robin Millard (AFP)

Walk this way: New photo marks Prince George's birthday

London - Prince George shows he has got the hang of walking in a new picture released by his parents Prince William and Kate to mark the future king's first birthday on Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Thousands march for Gaza in London, clashes in Paris

London - Parts of central London were brought to a standstill on Saturday as thousands of pro-Palestinians marched in protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza, while in Paris a banned demonstration descended into violence.
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)
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London Underground train at the Central Line platforms of Oxford Circus tube station. Terrorists of ...
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London Underground train at the Central Line platforms of Oxford Circus tube station. Terrorists of the Real Irish Republican Army seeking to carry out an attack during the Olympics may go after softer targets like those of public transport systems and shopping centers if the Games prove to be too hard of a target.
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London Underground
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Sami Zaatari  a known British-based Islamic fundamentalist appearing in a April 2009 video. In the v...
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Sami Zaatari, a known British-based Islamic fundamentalist appearing in a April 2009 video. In the video, Zaatari, apologizes to a man after having threatened to kill him and his family (whose identities were never released by authorities for safety reasons). Zaatari had issued several death threats after a heated online debate in which the man disagreed with the views of the fundamentalist. The apology video was produced by Zaatari as a condition of avoiding criminal prosecution.
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A jubilee Union Jack flag flies in West Wittering  Sussex
A jubilee Union Jack flag flies in West Wittering, Sussex
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Hundreds of miles of bunting were sold in the run-up to Her Majesty s Diamond Jubilee
Hundreds of miles of bunting were sold in the run-up to Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee
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Wing-shaped structure might have been a temple
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Wing-shaped structure might have been a temple
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Houses of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London  England  U.K.
Houses of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, England, U.K.
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A London Underground roundel at one of the entrances to Piccadilly Circus tube station. Piccadilly C...
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A London Underground roundel at one of the entrances to Piccadilly Circus tube station. Piccadilly Circus itself is in the background.
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Foreign Secretary William Hague and the Crown Prince of Bahrain.
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Foreign Secretary William Hague and the Crown Prince of Bahrain.
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On August 3  2001  car bombing by the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) in Ealing  London  United Ki...
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On August 3, 2001, car bombing by the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) in Ealing, London, United Kingdom. Seven people suffered injuries and the Ealing Broadway shopping center, which was adjacent to the blast, suffered substantial property damage.
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The elite CO19 or Central Operations 19 (formally known as SO19 or Special Operations 19)  is an eli...
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The elite CO19 or Central Operations 19 (formally known as SO19 or Special Operations 19), is an elite tactical team within London's Metropolitan Police Service. CO19 operatives are seen here undergo counter-terrorism exercises involving a hijacked commercial airliner.
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Thousands gathered on London s Mall as the Royals appear on the balcony
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Thousands gathered on London's Mall as the Royals appear on the balcony
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Europe according to Britain
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Europe according to Britain
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The HMS Albion  an Albion class landing platform dock of the Royal Navy
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The HMS Albion, an Albion class landing platform dock of the Royal Navy
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Ash trees near Saxby UK
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Ash trees near Saxby UK
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Hepworth s Family of Man in bronze  1970  at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park  U.K.
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Hepworth's Family of Man in bronze, 1970, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, U.K.
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The olympic rings on Tower (London) Bridge for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
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The olympic rings on Tower (London) Bridge for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
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Boudicca by Thomas Thornycroft  near Westminster Pier  London
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Boudicca by Thomas Thornycroft, near Westminster Pier, London
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Traffic in London
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Traffic in London
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The Supermarine Spitfire became Britain s symbol of its resistance against Nazi Germany in 1940
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The Supermarine Spitfire became Britain's symbol of its resistance against Nazi Germany in 1940
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